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June 20, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of Nevada, who was elected Sunday as the first woman to lead the U.S. Episcopal Church, says it's time to put away the divisive issue of homosexuality and move on to the urgent mission of ministering to people in need. "Our primary emphasis needs to be feeding people, educating children and looking for healthcare for everybody," Jefferts Schori, 52, said in a telephone interview Monday from Columbus, Ohio, where representatives of the 2.
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November 19, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Anxiety crept into the priest's voice as he addressed the leader of his unsettled church. Was she finding a way to bridge the widening rifts in the Episcopal Church and its parent Anglican Communion? he asked. Or was it an impasse? Standing recently in the airy sanctuary of a small San Jose church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori was direct, her low voice calm, as she offered her own, more nuanced view to the priests and lay leaders before her. "I'm not sure it is a stalemate," she said.
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WORLD
February 17, 2007 | Morris Mwavizo and Rebecca Trounson, Special to The Times
Seven conservative archbishops snubbed the head of the American branch of the worldwide Anglican Church during a crucial meeting of the church leadership here Friday, refusing to take the Holy Eucharist with her to protest her support of gay bishops and of blessing same-sex unions. The men called their action in boycotting the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the U.S.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church said Wednesday that it is being pushed toward painful decisions on questions of sexuality and scriptural interpretation by "impatient forces" eager for clarity, but she urged members to wait and be without fear as the church struggles through a difficult time. Appearing in a live webcast, the Most Rev.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church said Wednesday that it is being pushed toward painful decisions on questions of sexuality and scriptural interpretation by "impatient forces" eager for clarity, but she urged members to wait and be without fear as the church struggles through a difficult time. Appearing in a live webcast, the Most Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2007 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
Anxiety crept into the priest's voice as he addressed the leader of his unsettled church. Was she finding a way to bridge the widening rifts in the Episcopal Church and its parent Anglican Communion? he asked. Or was it an impasse? Standing recently in the airy sanctuary of a small San Jose church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori was direct, her low voice calm, as she offered her own, more nuanced view to the priests and lay leaders before her. "I'm not sure it is a stalemate," she said.
NATIONAL
June 19, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori became the first woman to lead any church in the global Anglican Communion when she was elected as the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Her election came 30 years after the Episcopalians approved the ordination of women. The selection seemed likely to provoke controversy, since most other Anglican communities do not allow female bishops.
NATIONAL
October 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A theologically conservative bishop whose election to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina was invalidated by the national church has gained approval a second time and will be consecrated Jan. 26, officials said in Charleston. The Very Rev. Mark Lawrence was first elected bishop last year. But the national church's Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori took the unusual step of invalidating the election, saying church law had not been followed.
WORLD
July 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Church of England's ruling body voted to press ahead with steps permitting women to become bishops, a move that risks further division because it lacks accommodations for traditionalists opposed to the idea. The decision came at a meeting of senior church leaders in which one bishop broke down in tears. More than a dozen other Anglican churches around the world have authorized women to serve as bishops. The U.S. Episcopal Church is led by a woman, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The nominee to replace a breakaway bishop ousted by Episcopal leaders is meeting with San Joaquin Valley congregations ahead of an upcoming vote. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the head of national church, has recommended Jerry A. Lamb to serve as the new bishop for the Diocese of San Joaquin. National church leaders on Wednesday removed Bishop John-David Schofield as the head of the Fresno-based diocese, which seceded last December over the Episcopal Church's ordination of women and gays.
WORLD
February 17, 2007 | Morris Mwavizo and Rebecca Trounson, Special to The Times
Seven conservative archbishops snubbed the head of the American branch of the worldwide Anglican Church during a crucial meeting of the church leadership here Friday, refusing to take the Holy Eucharist with her to protest her support of gay bishops and of blessing same-sex unions. The men called their action in boycotting the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the U.S.
NATIONAL
June 20, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of Nevada, who was elected Sunday as the first woman to lead the U.S. Episcopal Church, says it's time to put away the divisive issue of homosexuality and move on to the urgent mission of ministering to people in need. "Our primary emphasis needs to be feeding people, educating children and looking for healthcare for everybody," Jefferts Schori, 52, said in a telephone interview Monday from Columbus, Ohio, where representatives of the 2.
NATIONAL
October 5, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Clergy and lay members of the theologically conservative Pittsburgh diocese voted overwhelmingly Saturday to break from the liberal Episcopal Church, with which it differs on issues ranging from homosexuality to biblical teachings on salvation. Assistant Bishop Henry Scriven said the vote meant the Pittsburgh diocese is now more firmly aligned with the majority of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, which is more conservative. "I am delighted that what we have done today is bringing the Diocese of Pittsburgh back into the mainstream of worldwide Anglicanism," Scriven said.
OPINION
June 24, 2006
Re "Episcopal Church Elects Its First Female Leader," June 19 Thirty years ago, the Episcopal Church began ordaining women as priests and then, in time, as bishops. Isn't it interesting that the primarily male House of Bishops would vote Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to lead them during this difficult time? Why is this a problem? It wasn't for them. Jefferts Schori says it's time to move beyond the issue of homosexuality to the real work -- that of ministry. I couldn't agree more.
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